Governing Board

Welcome to the Governor section of the school website. Our Governors are a key part of the strategic leadership of the school and play a vital role in helping to ensure our children get the best from their time at Priory Rise School.

Governors at the school have three main roles:
• to provide strategic direction for the school;
• to act as a critical friend to the headteacher; and
• to ensure accountability.
 
The Governing Board of Priory Rise School is a vibrant group of volunteers, who help set and dedicate themselves to the vision, values and strategic direction of the school, maintaining the highest of standards, whilst encouraging continual forward planning and thinking in their drive for excellence. They share responsibilities for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the school in delivering a fulfilling, broad and balanced education for all the children. The Governing Board meets at least 9 times throughout the school year: 1 Full Governing Board meeting, 1 Curriculum Committee meeting and 1 Resources and Facilities Committee meeting per term. All governors are members of both sub-committees.
 
We have adopted The National Governance Association’s code of conduct. You can read it here:
Associate governors have voting rights on the committee on which they sit, but not on the full governing board meetings.

Contact

If you wish to make contact with Kristy Coogan, Chair of Governors please do so by sending a letter in a sealed envelope marked for her attention via the school office, or via email to chair@prioryrise.milton-keynes.sch.uk.

Welcome to our Full Governing Board – October 2020: 

Name

Committee Membership Role

Date Appointed

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Pecuniary governance and material interests

Mrs Michele Bullen

English Governor

Health and Safety Governor

29.1.18

Co-opted

28.1.22

Related to staff member

 

Mrs Kristy Coogan

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

Mental Health and Wellbeing

14 Oct 2019

Co-opted

As Chair of Governors from 12 Oct 2020 to 11 Oct 2024

Parent of child at the school

 

 

Mrs Cath Dobson

Deputy Headteacher

12.06.17

Co-Opted Governor

11.06.21

Deputy Head at Priory Rise School

Miss Laura Marriott

Staff Governor

02.02.18

Staff appointed

1.02.22

Year 6 Class teacher at Priory Rise School

 

Mrs Maria Minett

Vice Chair of Governors

SEN Governor

4.3.19

Parent appointed

4.03.23

Parent of child at the school

 

Mr Mike Rowlands

Safer Recruitment Governor

Chair of Resources and Facilities Committee

1.09.19

Co-opted

1.09.23

Chair of Governors at The Redway School

 

Ms Ruth Seagar

Development Governor

1.05.17

Headteacher

Present

Headteacher at Priory Rise School

Mrs Julia Strong

School Business Manager

1.01.2019

Associate Governor

Present

School Business Manager at Priory Rise School

Mr Stephen Whitney

TBA

12.11.20

Co-opted

12.11.24

Teacher at a local secondary school

Mrs Sheila Woodhall

Mathematics Governor

3.11.16

LA Appointed

2.11.24

Related to children at the school

Mrs Nancy Masson is the clerk to the governing board.